JamCoders is an annual summer camp on algorithms and programming for high school students which first launched on the UWI Mona campus in Kingston, Jamaica in Summer 2022. Our next iteration of the program will be June 30-July 27, 2024. The syllabus will be heavily influenced by that of AddisCoder.
JamCoders 2024 will run in July 2024 in Kingston, Jamaica for four weeks (students should arrive June 30 and depart July 27), and teaching assistants should be present June 24 to July 27.
If you are currently a student in a Jamaican high school between 3rd and 5th form (9th through 11th grade) and would like to apply to JamCoders 2024, please apply here. JamCoders provides free dormitory rooms and meals for all student participants, and we welcome applications from all over Jamaica.
We are looking for students who have excelled academically in their schools, especially in mathematics and related subjects; no programming experience is required to apply.
Student application deadline: We will begin reviewing applications shortly after the application deadline. The application deadline is January 22, 2024. Completing the application will require:
If your school or teacher prefers to submit transcripts directly to JamCoders staff instead of giving them to you, please submit your application and have your school/teacher email the transcripts to email@example.com.
Please click here to apply to be a teaching assistant. Positions are limited and will be filled on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to apply early (ideally by December 31st). JamCoders provides flights (if not living in Jamaica) and housing for all teaching assistants. TAs should have some comfort with introductory algorithms and basic programming in Python.
We encourage TA applications from all nationalities and age groups, and from diverse backgrounds. Previous TAs have included high school students with algorithms experience (rare), current undergraduates, graduate students, and software engineers in industry. We also strongly encourage applications from women and other groups underrepresented in computer science.
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We also thank many individuals and offices at The UWI Mona for their support, including Shauna Grant, Athol Hamilton, Jason McKenzie, Rosalene Simmonds, and the Office of Student Services & Development.
The idea to start JamCoders was initially conceived by Jamar McNaughton (Chronixx) and the Chronixx team after reading about the AddisCoder program in Ethiopia, and he then made a generous founding donation to support creation of the program through his C.H.O.R. Foundation. We thank Chronixx for his vision and generosity. We would also like to acknowledge support from:
JamCoders is administered by AddisCoder Inc., which is incorporated as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization (Federal EIN: 83-2581871) and welcomes donations from individuals via the button above.